It is difficult to believe that May is here and soon the 2012-13 school year will come to a close. However, before that occurs there are many activities to report and look forward to:
Our Academic Recognition / NHS Induction Ceremony was such a wonderful celebration of the hard work and dedication of our student leaders. It was a fantastic evening with over 600 people coming together for the evenings’ festivities!! Many of our students have been blessed with a gift and work diligently to perfect and master their academic prowess and leadership skills. This is a great celebration for our school community!
The all-school retreats held this past week remind us all of the importance of staying in touch with developing our relationship with God. Each grade level had a different theme and activities that related to each. Some had a service component built in as well. I was able to travel to each one and was so inspired by the student witnesses and their ability to bring their faith to real human experiences. Much thanks to the Religion Department who lead the planning of the retreats and all the faculty and staff who also facilitated these events.
A very interesting story was shared by Mr. Michael Wisnor when he returned from the Alternative Spring Break with our students. They had been working at a site on the coast cleaning up from Hurricane Sandy. He said there was still so much debris that needed to be removed. At one point, he noticed a nativity crèche sitting in a huge garbage pile. Upon further investigation he found two crèches, completely intact that had weathered the hurricane but were part of the disposal pile. Mike asked the supervisor if he could have them, and he brought them both back to EC. One is on display in our chapel as a constant reminder of our school mission. The bigger story is the unknown origin of these pieces; who they actually belonged to (one was made in Italy), and how did they survive almost unscathed from the storm. Now that they are with our school community, they will act as a constant reminder to continue to pray for all those affected by the storm, and to marvel at God’s work among us.
The month of May brings many events and activities centered on our Class of 2013. It is with joy, anticipation, tears, fondness and well wishes that we send our seniors on to the next chapter in their lives. Although many of them say how fast the last four years have gone for them, it is not a good bye, but till we meet again, that rests
in our hearts to be forever linked with our students. The entire EC community will come together to celebrate their accomplishments on Friday, May 24, 2013. The seniors have been a huge asset to our school community, they have made a difference and the EC community is better because of them!
Peace to you and yours,
Amy Butler ‘80